Whether you need to get health insurance for the first time or you already have a plan and want to switch, you’ve come to the right place. Use our tools and resources to better understand how to choose a health plan and the steps for buying or renewing health insurance.

  • Getting Health Insurance for the First Time during Open Enrollment

    If you don’t currently have a health insurance plan, use our step-by-step resources to make choosing a plan and enrolling easy. All Americans are required to have health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act. You can avoid paying a penalty by enrolling in a health insurance plan during 2017 Open Enrollment from November 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017.

  • Renewing or Changing Plans during Open Enrollment

    If you already have health insurance, you can renew your current plan or buy a new plan. Learn more about what to do when you already have health insurance.

  • Buying a Health Plan Outside of Open Enrollment

    If you didn't buy a health plan before 2016 Open Enrollment ended on January 31, 2016, learn about how you can still buy a plan this year if you had a qualifying life event.